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Brady KinderCare

Mary Taylor, Center Director

1811 Brady Lane Lafayette IN 47905
(765) 474-3522 Contact this center

Ages: 2 YEAR-OLDS to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
Off of S. 18th St. next door to Village Pantry.

1811 Brady Lane Lafayette, IN 47905

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Earhart, Edgelea, Miami, Glen Acres, Miller, Mayflower

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Welcome to Lafayette KinderCare! We are excited to meet with you and your family. We believe in developing the whole child with an emphasis on assisting your child's growth with their social, cognitive and physical development. We are committed to you and the enhancement of your child's educational experience, starting as young as two years old up to twelve years old. Whether your child has first words or first grade on the horizon, we’re excited to show you how everything in our center is designed for learning! At the Lafayette KinderCare, we would like to personally invite you to come and see what makes us different; what makes us a family!

Mary Taylor, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Upcoming Events at our CenterView All Events

  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Friday December 09, 2016
    1. Happy Birthday Miss Jackie

Teachers & Staff

The teachers and staff at Lafayette KinderCare are passionate about educating and nurturing children. Our teachers have an average tenure of over five years at our center and an average of ten years in the Early Childhood field. The majority of our teachers have their Child Development Associate's Credential or Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. The Lafayette KinderCare team strives for excellence through continuing education from biannual company professional development trainings to additional college courses and seminars in the education field. At the end of the day the true key to our teachers' success is their passion for teaching and their love of learning.

  • Mary Taylor

    Mary Taylor, Center Director

    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. -Benjamin Franklin

    Mary has worked for KinderCare for four years. She really likes to get all the children involved and encourage them to participate in all the activities that are planned for each day. Mary really cares for each child individually and makes them feel special and loved . She has worked at the Lafayette KinderCare for 4 years at which time she began as a preschool teacher, then worked as a prekindergarten teacher. Following that, she became the Assistant Director and shortly after, took over the position as Center Director. Prior to joining the KinderCare family, she worked at Children's Choice-Purdue University and The Metropolitan School District of Warren County. She has enjoyed watching the children learn and grow throughout the years. Each and every child and their families have a special place in her heart.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to becoming the Center Director, Mary also worked as a preschool and prekindergarten teacher as well as the Assistant Director.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do I See?
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10+ years
    Associates completed; Will graduate with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education in Fall of 2016
  • Jackie Hadley

    Jackie Hadley, Assistant Director

    Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." ― Margaret Mead

    Jackie has worked for KinderCare for four years. She enjoys seeing all of the childrens' smiling faces and hearing all of the silly and wonderful things they say. She also loves giving love and attention to all of "her babies". She began working at the Lafayette KinderCare four years ago as a Preschool Teacher, and has also worked in our Pre-K classroom as well as our Discovery Preschool Room. She prides herself in making the children feel special and loved. Prior to KinderCare, Jackie worked at Kids Connection. Her heart truly belongs to each and every child here at KinderCare.

    Previous Experience:
    Before joining our KinderCare family, Ms. Jackie worked for Kids Connection.
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Pete the Cat" by Dr. Seuss
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
    CDA completed
  • Ms. Korrissa

    Ms. Korrissa, Discovery Preschool

    Korrissa loves that the children are so honest and can brighten anyones day with just a smile! Korrissa has 3 children of her own. She knows the importance of potty training.  She is happy to help with this task as a team with the parents. She enjoys seeing their excitment when they establish their independence as they grow.

    Previous Experience:
    Kids Connection
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Chick a Chicka Boom
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    5 years
  • Miss Jazmine

    Miss Jazmine, Discovery Preschool

    Jazmine has been a part of our KinderCare family since September 2015. She loves the little ones and how playful they are. She also loves their curiosity and eagerness to learn. Each day is a new opportunity to teach the children new things.

    Previous Experience:
    She worked in her high school preschool program
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Are you my mother"
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Associates in Early Childhood Education in progress
  • Ms. Tiffany

    Ms. Tiffany, Preschool

    It matters not that someone is born, but what they grow to be" -Harry Potter

    Tiffany enjoys watching the children grow and get excited about learning!! She loves giving the children lots of hugs. Tiffany is working on her bachelor's degree in early education to become a kindergarten teacher.

    Previous Experience:
    Glen Acres Elementary School
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Rainbow Fish
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education in progress
  • Ms. Daryin

    Ms. Daryin, Preschool

    Children are like a box of chocolates, all different and sweet !

    Daryin is married and expecting her first child! She loves working with children because everyday is a new adventure. She loves when they show their love with hugs. It melts her heart. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that what she does matters. Her kids are are so sweet, when she lost her wedding ring they helped her look for it and gave her lots of love! Daryin loves doing hands on projects with the children; especially science! The childrens' faces light up and get so excited to see the next project.

    Previous Experience:
    Volunteer at her church nursery and High school preschool program
    Favorite Children's Book:
    Anything Dr. Suess
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Ivy Tech
  • Miss Emily

    Miss Emily, Pre-Kindergarten

    Do a loony-goony dance 'cross the kitch floor? Put something silly in the world- that ain't been there before. -Shel Silverstein

    Emily loves working with young children because they are always excited and enthusiastic about learning new things. She loves helping them establish a passion for learning. Emily loves science and showing the childen her excitement for learning.

    Previous Experience:
    Entomolgy outreach Purdure bug bowl educational prgrams for children
    Favorite Children's Book:
    "The Giving Tree"
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    1 year
    Bachlors in Entomology, CDA
  • Miss Samantha

    Miss Samantha, Pre-Kindergarten

    Samantha is new to our KinderCare family. We are so fortunate to have her. She loves watching the children grow and learn new things everyday. She loves making the children feel so special. She enjoys reading to them and doing art activities with them. She has quickly formed a special bond with the children as well as their parents.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Mr. Brown can moo, can you?"
    Year Started:
    1 Year
    Years in ECE industry:
    2 years
    Associates in Early Childhood Education in progress
  • Miss Tonya

    Miss Tonya, School Age

    I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them Sam I am" -Dr. Seuss

    Tonya has been at KinderCare since September 2014. She works in our school age classroom. She loves working with the children and seeing them grow socially and intellectually.

    Favorite Children's Book:
    "Green Eggs and Ham"
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Indiana Business College

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Friday December 02, 2016
    1. Happy Anniversary Miss Samantha

  3. Friday December 09, 2016
    1. Happy Birthday Miss Jackie

  4. Tuesday December 20, 2016
    1. Happy Anniversary Mrs Korrissa

  5. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Special Features

  • March 3- Dr. Seuss Reading
  • March 10- Family 4 leaf clovers
  • March 17- Happy St. Patrick's Day Wear Green
  • March 20- Recycling Bin Decorating

Languages Spoken at Our Center

  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • AM Snack
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Additional Menu Options

  • Vegetarian

Center Menu

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our center adheres to highest safety and maintenance standards. There is an on-site Health and Safety Coordinator. All the staff members are CPR and First Aid certified. This center has a secured entry door with a key pad and the playground is fenced in. The center conducts monthly fire and tornado drills.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

My daughter has attended KinderCare for three years. Last year I signed her up for the Phonics class and it really helped her get ready for Kindergarten. The social and educational skills she has learned at KinderCare has helped her be prepared for a great future.

- Mother

We transferred our son from YCMA daycare facility in Lafayette, IN to KinderCare on Brady Lane about a year ago and we couldn't be more happy with our decision. The director, assistant director, and teachers are some of the most caring, compassionate, intelligent people we have ever met and our son LOVES going to "school" there. Thank you!

- Father

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